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Boxer Haskins retains title

Bristol's Lee Haskins has retained his British Bantamweight title after beating Jason Booth over 12 rounds at the City Academy.

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Haskins ready for title showdown

Lee Haskins challenges Martin Ward on Saturday 27 April. Credit: Peter Byrne/PA Archive

Bristol boxer Lee Haskins says he's in the best shape of his career as he prepares to fight for the British bantamweight title a week tomorrow.

It's the first major boxing event in the city for 15 years but the match is being held at the City Academy - a school sports hall.

It's led to fresh calls for a purpose-built arena in Bristol to host top class sporting events.

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